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Our leadership

Meet our Executive Team and Board of Directors.

Our Executive Team

Our Executive Team is responsible for successfully implementing our Strategic Plan. Together, these senior leaders ensure we continue to deliver high-quality education that enriches lives and builds community capacity.

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Vivienne King

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director

Before being appointed as Managing Director & CEO of Box Hill Institute, Vivienne was the President of the British Columbia Rapid Transit Company, which operated and maintained the Skytrain and Westcoast Express Transit systems in Vancouver.

Before working in North America, Vivienne held the CEO role for KDR Gold Coast, the operator and maintainer of the Gold Coast Light Rail. She has also held high impact executive roles, including at RailCorp in Sydney, and throughout her career has leveraged her passion for success through people.

Vivienne has sat on multiple boards including the international passenger transport association (UiTP) and CEDA Queensland. She holds many qualifications and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

CEO
Vivienne King
Vivienne King

Danielle Byrnes

Executive Director, People & Culture

Danielle leads our People and Culture team, which includes human resources, organisational development, workplace relations, work health and safety, and internal communications.

She has 18 years executive level experience leading human resources and corporate services functions. In these roles, Danielle has significantly influenced organisational performance and employee engagement.

Previous organisations include Transdev Melbourne, the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), Australian Unity, Energy Australia and Western Health. Danielle is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Executive Director
Danielle Byrnes
Danielle Byrnes

Imtiaz Bhayat

Executive Director, Strategy and Governance

Imtiaz plays a key role in long-term strategic planning working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve strategic objectives. His portfolio includes Legal Counsel, Strategy Development, Enterprise Portfolio Management Office, and Corporate Performance Accountability and Reporting. Imtiaz also oversees Board liaison, Company Secretarial Services, and Audit and Risk.

Imtiaz is an experienced business professional that is passionate about helping organisations build strategic plans and managing related projects that make real improvement to students, stakeholders and staff. He has many years of experience leading and working on major initiatives for global firms delivering succinct, clear and high analytical strategic advice to Boards and senior management.

Executive Director
Imtiaz Bhayat

Jane Trewin

Executive Director, Educational Delivery

Jane is responsible for the delivery and positioning of our core teaching and learning programs to meet the evolving needs of students, community and industries. She provides leadership and guidance to the Faculty Deans and the Coordinator of Campus Operations.

Jane has over 20 years’ experience in teaching and management for the vocational sector. She has driven the development and delivery of innovative, flexible, customer-focused and customised education and training programs across a range of industries and disciplines.

An award-winning teacher and business owner, Jane was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Hairdressing for her contribution to the industry.

Executive Director
Jane Trewin

Jennifer Oliver

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer has more than 30 years’ experience in education and holds a Master of Education. She has represented Box Hill Institute at international forums, on government and industry steering committees, and OECD research projects.

In her role as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Jennifer is charged with ensuring quality learning and educational leadership across Box Hill Institute. She provides high level strategic advice to the Chief Executive Officer on initiatives aimed at improving academic outcomes, the development of innovative education, overseeing the leadership of academic quality and improving the student experience for domestic and international students.

Deputy CEO
Jennifer Oliver
Jennifer Oliver

Tim Hogan

Chief Financial Officer

Tim oversees the management and performance of Finance & Payroll, Technology Solutions, Digital Printing Services, Commercial Catering Services and the Lakeside Childcare Centre.

Tim has over 25 years’ experience managing and overseeing corporate administration functions. Previously, he worked for 15 years in senior financial management positions in the Victorian Public Health Sector; Tim also worked for 15 years in the Hospitality Sector. Tim’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Governance Institute of Australia, and a Graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors. Tim is a Board Member of Catholic Ladies’ College.

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Tim Hogan
Tim Hogan

Winnie Blackwell

Executive Director, Campus Modernisation

Winnie leads the delivery of our Campus Modernisation program. She has international experience spanning over 20 years in diverse service and project-oriented environments.

Previously, Winnie was the General Manager of Projects at Public Transport Victoria. She oversaw a wide range of complex rail infrastructure and technology projects. Winnie has considerable experience in project and program management with complex stakeholder and commercial arrangements. She enjoys building partnerships and alliances with other government agencies as well as private organisations.

Winnie’s qualifications include an Executive Master of Public Administration. She is an Executive Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.

Executive Director
Winnie Blackwell
Winnie Blackwell

Board of Directors

The Board’s role is to oversee and govern the Box Hill Institute, advance objectives, and to ensure it operates in accordance with the Strategic Plan and the Statement of Corporate Intent.

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Jack Diamond

Chairperson

Jack spent a decade in secondary school education and for over 32 years, he has worked in the finance and funds management industry. Jack is currently a Director (and was Interim Chairman) of Victoria Sports Centres Trust, the Managing Director of Integritas Group and Diamond Consulting (Vic) Pty Ltd; Chairman BCyber Pty Ltd, Chairman of the Strategy Committee of Household Capital Pty Ltd.

Previously, he held Board roles as Chairman of IFS Insurance Solutions, Deputy Chairman V/Line; Directorships at Victorian Funds Management Corporation; Government Super Office; ESS Super; Ansett Super Funds; AUSFUND; Claims Funding Australia Pty Ltd and Super Member Home Loans (now ME Bank).

He held senior executive roles at companies including Colonial First State Asset Management, ANZ Asset Management, National Mutual Funds Management and Nicholas Applegate Capital Management in the USA.

Jack served in an honorary capacity on Homeground’s taskforce Committee and Monash University Alumni Strategy Committee.

Jack is a Member of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

His postgraduate qualifications are in Education, Career Education and Labour/Management Relations.

Chairperson
Board of Directors: Jack Diamond
Jack Diamond

Allan Moore

Board Member since 2014 (Coopted Director)

Allan has a strong financial and commercial background with experience throughout the Asia Pacific region. He recently completed his terms as Chairperson of the Australian Battery Industry Association and as Treasurer for the Victorian Tree Industry Organisation. He continues his work for the latter at an Executive Committee level.

Allan is Chairperson of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee and member of our Asset Management, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Allan operates a Contract and Project Management Consultancy. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of Exide Technologies and held various Senior Financial Management roles within the Exide and Pacific Dunlop Groups.

Board Member
Allan Moore
Allan Moore

Helen Buckingham

Board Member since 2008 (Ministerial Nominee)

Helen has extensive experience spanning both state and local government. She is Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of the Education, Quality and Effectiveness Committee.

As Member of the Legislative Council for the Koonung Province electorate, Helen served on the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Education and Training. From 1997 to 2002, she was a Councillor in the City of Whitehorse, serving as Mayor during this time. As a Councillor, she was a member of numerous Council Committees, including the Audit Committee.

Helen has served on many boards, including the Snowdome Foundation, Box Hill Hospital, Family Access Network, Myeloma Foundation of Australia and Deakin University Council.

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Helen Buckingham
Helen Buckingham

Tracey Cooper

Board Member since 2015 (Coopted Director)

Tracey Chairs the Box Hill Institute Asset Management Committee and is a member of the Finance Audit and Risk Committee.   She is also Chairperson of the Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board, a Trustee of the States Sports Centre and a Director of Rome2Rio and Arthurs Seat Eagle.  She has been a full time company director since 2007 and held various government and private directorships.

Prior to this Tracey was the Managing Director-Asia Pacific of Alexander Mann Solutions a human resources outsourcing business.  Her executive career spanned roles in Professional Services and Information Technology and focused on the banking, government, retail, and technology sectors.

Her functional expertise is in the areas of strategic planning, financial and asset management and commercial negotiation.

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Board of Directors: Tracy Cooper
Tracey Cooper

Alison Currie

Alison is a Consulting Partner at PwC, with a well-established record of advising State and Federal Governments for almost 15 years, most recently as the Victorian Treasurer’s Chief of Staff.  Her focus has been on delivering strong financial management - consistent budget surpluses, record infrastructure investment and the State’s AAA credit rating. 

Alison’s responsibilities have also included strategic and timely advice that informed decisions on a range of economic, social and environmental issues; assistance with implementing major infrastructure projects; and contributing to decisions made on major contractual arrangement across the State.

Alison is also a Director of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Vice President of the University of Melbourne Alumni Council, and an active member of the St Kilda Surf Life Saving Club.

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Alison Currie

Amanda Brook

Board Member since 2016 (Ministrial Nominee)

Amanda is an experienced business leader with a customer driven approach to organisation challenges.  She is a Director of Abbeys Auctions and Classic Moves and serves as a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Leadership Victoria and the Victorian TAFE Association. 

Amanda’s executive career included leadership roles with iconic brands in the retails, advertising, digital media publishing and education sectors.  Her specialities include strategy, marketing and business growth, team development, mergers and organisation change.

With post-graduate qualifications in Business, Amanda is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute. 

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Board of Directors: Amanda Brook
Amanda Brook

Jane Foley

Board Member since 2018 (Ministerial Nominee)

Jane is a member of the Audit Finance and Risk Committee and the Education Quality Committee of our Board.

Her areas of expertise cover strategy, organisational design, business improvement, human resource management, change management, and corporate governance. She has worked across a diverse range of industry sectors including superannuation, professional services, government and international aid. For more than a decade, Jane consulted widely across the Victorian TAFE sector. She has held diverse board and committee governance roles in commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

Her qualifications include a Master of Arts (International Relations).

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Board of Directors: Jane Foley
Jane Foley

John Rosenberg

Board Member since 2016 (Ministerial Nominee)

John has over 20 years’ board experience across the education sector. He has extensive commercial and corporate governance experience at five Australian universities and experience in Asia, the Middle East, the United States and Europe. Previously, John was the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Global Relations at La Trobe University.

John has founded two IT start-ups and has been a director on commercial and not-for-profit boards in Australia and Switzerland. He also serves on several audit and risk committees. He is now an independent consultant, a professional director and an Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University.

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Board of Directors: John Rosenberg
John Rosenberg

Julie Eisenbise

Board Member since 2015 (Coopted Director)

Julie has over 20 years experience across vocational and higher education including her role as Executive Director of Global Business and Engagement at RMIT University.

From 1997 to 2006, Julie was elected to the Manningham City Council. She served as Councillor and Mayor, as well as on numerous community boards including the Whitehorse-Manningham Regional Library Corporation, the Eastern Migrant Information Centre and the Municipal Association of Victoria Board.

Julie is a Victorian Grants Commissioner, working with two others to allocate the Federal Assistance Grants to local government areas. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Board of Directors: Julie Eisenbies
Julie Eisenbise

Phillip Davies

Board Member since 2013 (Coopted Director)

Phillip is CEO and General Counsel at Advanced Paediatric Life Support. He has vast experience serving on boards in the legal, education, health, property, building and construction and sporting sectors. He is on the Asset Management Committee of our Board. 

Phillip is Chairperson of East Kew Financial Services Ltd. He is also a member of a number of disciplinary and dispute tribunals in the education, building and construction and sports sectors. Prior to his public service appointments, he was a Senior Partner at King Wood Mallesons an international law firm. 

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Board of Directors: Phillip Davies
Phillip Davies

Sam McCurdy

Staff Elected Board Member

Sam is a veterinarian who has worked at Box Hill Institute since 2009.  Rising through the ranks, he is now a Faculty Dean.  Before starting with us, Sam was a veterinarian in private practice and an Officer in the Australian Army Reserve.  His experience in leadership and management includes strategic planning, budget forecasting, financial management, training delivery, course development, academic compliance, workplace health and safety, business development, contract negotiations, networking and resourcing. Sam is a strong advocate for training that delivers work skills for real jobs.  He promotes educational pathways and encourages life-long learning. 

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Board of Directors: Dr Sam McCurdy
Dr Sam McCurdy